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The Power of Breathing, Part 2: What is Theoretically Optimal, And The Nervous System/Brain-Stress Connection

Part 2 of a now 4-part series  (Due to the breadth of this topic, this has been made into a 4 part series instead of 3)
In the first article of this series, we discussed some of the philosophical realities of why optimal breathing might be a “magic” potion when dealing with stressors. Today, I’m going to dig way deeper into the specifics of this philosophy by exploring the nervous system/brain-stress connection. First though, I’d like to make a comment or two on the idea of “optimality,” a qualification towards human anatomical commonalities and differences.

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How to Avoid Sabotaging Yourself (To Be Accepted)

Once upon a time, I was working with an actress who was on the brink of BIG success. She had tasted some pretty incredible opportunities but something was keeping her feeling stuck and she wasn’t quite sure what it was. She wasn’t booking and she didn’t feel like she was hitting it out of the park anymore. Now, as any in the industry knows, she could have been hitting it out the park and still not booking, but somewhere in her, she knew that wasn’t the case. She knew she wasn’t putting her best foot forward. She was creating excuses to avoid responsibility for the vision she created (for her body, health and career).